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Cooperative Education: Tayler Otten

Cooperative Education: Tayler Otten


Cooperative Education: Tayler Otten

Name: Tayler Otten

Hometown: Sheboygan Falls, Wis.

Major: English and creative writing.

Year in school: Senior.

Co-Op job: Humanities & fine arts content creator for Lakeland.

I participate in the Co-Op program because: I can work toward paying for my tuition while also earning credits toward my degree. As a working student, having the ability to have my employment help me both financially and educationally is beyond helpful. I don't know what I would do without the Co-Op program.

Campus involvement: Great Lakes Writers Festival.

Post-graduation dream job: Copy editor.

Favorite LU faculty/staff member: Associate Professor of Writing Jodie Mortag.

Lakeland is good fit for me because: I can learn in a small, community-like setting in which I am a person, not a number. Lakeland's intimate campus and class sizes allow me to build close connections with both my classmates and my professors, building my network and friendships.

Lakeland University is the only Midwestern school that offers Cooperative Education across all majors by allowing participating students to gain on-the-job knowledge and academic credit for their work. LU students can earn up to 25% of the degree through work and post-work reflection.

Each year, we welcome more students who are interested in the benefits of Co-Op and the ability to connect with a lengthy list of corporate and organizational partners who support the program and our student’s learning.

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